This past weekend, the above advertisement for Periphery‘s sophomore album was spotted in a magazine and quickly made its way around various circles on Facebook and the SevenString.org forums. The ad sports the band’s latest promo photo and announces the release date of their upcoming sophomore album as July 3rd. Also noteworthy is the mention that the record will feature a guest solo from John Petrucci of Dream Theater fame. Interesting!

The ad comes as a surprise to just about everyone, including frontman Spencer Sotelo, who commented on the “leak” via Formspring:

Bad planning on somebody’s end. We were just as surprised as anyone else when we saw that revolver had put the release date out there when no official announcement has been made.

Oops. Looks like somebody’s in for a chewin’.

So with the release of the album around a month and a half away, it’s a safe bet that in the coming weeks, there will be new music available in some form. Get excited! Just as the advert says, the band are touring this summer with the likes of Cannibal Corpse, Between the Buried and Me, and more! Check here for dates and hit up your local show.

We’ll bring you more info when we have it!

– JR